Teen sentenced as adult for infant’s death

CNJ Staff An 18-year-old Clovis man was sentenced as an adult late Friday to 25 years in prison in connection with the death of his infant son. Benito Valdez pleaded guilty in April to the intentional child abuse that resulted in the death of his 4-month-old son, Christopher. Valdez was 16 at the time. The […]

Clovis woman arrested for leaving infant in vehicle

CNJ staff A 37-year-old Clovis woman was arrested Saturday after she left her 2-month-old baby in a vehicle last week while she faxed documents at a local office store, according to police. Maria Terrones is charged with felony child abuse, a press release from the Clovis Police Department said. A passerby noticed the infant in […]

Hospital confident in security

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A spokesman for the parent company of Plains Regional Medical Center said Monday he is confident in the modern approach the hospital takes to prevent infant abductions. PRMC has had infant safety measures in place for five years, according to hospital officials. “While the Lubbock incident has created a […]

Accident victim’s baby dies

By Freedom Newspapers A Portales infant born following an accident on U.S. 70 between Portales and Clovis has died, according to the baby’s family. Riley Joshua Partin-Greenwalt, son of Emily Partin of Portales and Coby Greenwalt of Clovis, died Thursday after four days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. The […]

Hospital guards against infant abductions

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Freedom Newspapers: Andy DeLisleAmber and Justin Norman of Portales sit in the room after their first child, Teagan, was born at 12:23 a.m. Wednesday at Plains Regional Medical Center. By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Elizabeth McGregor snuggled her newborn son protectively against her breast as she lay recovering from a Caesarian section at Plains […]

Madison Chanel Easley

Madison Chanel Easley, infant, of Clovis, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 8, 2005, in Clovis, to Lamont Dickson and Angela Easley. She is survived by her father and mother of Clovis; her grandparents, James and Louine Easley of Clovis, Jackie Dickson of Clovis […]

Arguments against ban don’t stand up

Tibor Machan What does “partial birth abortion” mean, anyway? A procedure whereby a nearly born infant is killed just before it sees the light of day. The reasons for this are usually because there are concerns about the health of the mother, but without a ban that wouldn’t be necessary. What is wrong with it, […]